This past weekend our Executive Director attended the inaugural Yale Alumni Nonprofit Alliance (YANA) conference "Social Enterprise: Turning Vision Into Reality" in New York City. The conference began with a reception on Friday night and then went into an all day affair on Saturday. It was exciting to be a part of so many like-minded individuals coming together to discuss different ways to impact the world for the better. YANA lined up a set of incredibly successful members of both the nonprofit and for-profit world for a series of keynotes and panels on storytelling, branding, and the future of funding. The conference ended with a "Social Entrepreneurship Showdown" where 6 different conference attendees competed to win the support of YANA for their emerging entrepreneurial ideas to benefit New York City. A common theme throughout the conference focused on the increasing overlap between nonprofits and for-profits with a social agenda. Many speakers discussed ways in which the two sectors can collaborate to help make a greater social impact. Attending the conference was a rewarding experience and we at MedPLUS are looking forward to implementing what we've learned and seeing this new partnership between nonprofits and for-profits develop. Below are a few snapshots from the weekend.